It's probably just a bad tension headache. Usually caused by:
(Original post by NishaaaR)
Right temple, no other symptoms, it's continuous (so it's pretty painful) and the pain continued last night, but at the moment it's eased away and is now throbbing in the same area. No medication at all, and no history of migraines.
- Stress: usually occurs in the afternoon after long stressful work hours or after an exam
- Sleep deprivation
- Uncomfortable stressful position and/or bad posture
- Irregular meal time (hunger)
But if it happens again, try take some paracetemol and/or ibuprofen for it. If this doesn't help at all, go see a doctor (because then there's the possibility of it being a migraine/some other primary headache disorder as these usually don't respond to normal painkillers). I've found GPs to be quite crap with respect to headache disorders, so if he refers you on (as an outpatient to see a neurologist at a hospital), try see a different doctor at a different practice.
It's quite hard to measure pain but sometimes the pain can be so severe that it keeps you awake. I've been woken up in the night before.
(Original post by Apocalyptic Fish)
When I was younger, I just slept and when when I woke up it was gone, but I'd lost all sense of time, lol.
Last edited by moya; 29-02-2012 at 16:38.